It is a wonderful thing when your interests and hobbies intersect. Which in my case, are gardening and pottery. I have had the garden totem ceramic pieces sitting on my counter too long now, and it looks like the weather is changing from clear blue sky to cold and rain / snow (in the mountains, anyhow). So I took this opportunity to run outside (wow, it was surprisingly cold) to try out my totem pieces on a piece of rebar which is already firmly planted in the back yard, protecting my beloved Davidii involucrata tree from the hose, when I drag it about the yard..
Well, I was glad to learn that the pieces stack quite well, and the holes I made are a good size, larger than the size of the rebar, but not too large that they move about. So I'm very pleased with that. The totem looks way too small for the scale of my yard. Which is good to learn now, if I am going to invest more time building more pieces for a bigger totem. Perhaps I may stay with a few small garden hose-stopper totems for the time being.